iTunes music goes live in 56 new countries, movies in 4 new countries

Apple has just expanded their already formidable lead when it comes to international, online content from the iTunes Store. In total, 56 new countries now have access to iTunes music, including several in Eastern Europe and a plethora in Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. New iTunes movies countries include India, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey. Eric Slivka from MacRumors has compiled a list.

MacStories previously reported that Apple offered music in 62 countries compared to Microsoft's 8, Google's 1, and Amazon's 7. With today's additions, that brings Apple to a staggering 118 countries for iTunes music.

For movies, Apple had 62 to Microsoft's 20, Google's 8, and Amazon's 2. Apple now has 66.

Compared to Apple's growth, it's not that the competition looks like they're standing still. It looks like they're in rewind.

For the full list of new iTunes music countries, hit the link below.

Source: MacRumors

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.